Yesterday, I discovered Pinterest.com. I can already tell that it will be a love/hate relationship. Today, it was love. I found inspiration and went with it. Someone had pinned a table centerpiece that was a railroad tie with holes drilled to hold tealight candles. It brought to mind the old piece of driftwood that I found along the White River a few years back on one of John and I's anniversary trips to the cabin. For whatever reason (I think it's its unique shape), when I saw this piece of wood along the bank of the river, I loved it. I cleaned it up, brought it home with us, and have had it sitting on the back porch ever since. Today, it was promoted from backportch ornament to kitchen table centerpiece. Here's what I did . . .
This 1.5" drill bit is the perfect size to fit tealight candles.
I decided which way I wanted to orient the wood on the table and drilled holes in the wood, being sure to keep the drill perpendicular to the floor.
See how perfectly the candle fits!
I put in a total of 7 holes.
Then, I brought it in to the table! It may not be traditional decor, and it may not stay on the table forever, but I think it's beautiful! Plus, it was super easy and didn't cost me a penny. I suspect that not all of the Pinterest-inspired crafts in my future will be the same. That's where the hate part of the love/hate relationship will come in. :)